All-Star Futures Game

Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas makes debut for Pirates

Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Neverauskas was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday after Pittsburgh put utility player Adam Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. Neverauskas arrived at PNC Park in the sixth inning of Pittsburgh's game against the Chicago Cubs. Two innings later, he was on the hill facing the defending World Series champions.

"This is the moment I've waited for, worked for it," Neverauskas said. "I'm happy. I was really excited."

Neverauskas surrendered a run on...

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